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Distillery blast injures eight in Greece

04 June 2021

Eight people suffered injuries after an explosion at a distillery near Larissa in central Greece on May 28. According to reports, none of the injured were in critical conditions although they were said to have suffered burns and were experiencing breathing difficulties.

Representative image: Shutterstock
Representative image: Shutterstock

The incident happened at around 09:00 local time at an ouzo distillery. The blast is reported to have happened near a still, a piece of distillery equipment used to distill liquid mixtures. The injured were all employees at the distillery and were taken to Larissa Hospital.

The fire was extinguished by the distillery’s fire system and extinguishers while several firefighters attended the scene to ensure the site was safe. Greek news site reports that the distillery had a modern fire protection which likely suppressed the fire and prevented further damage.

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